How to test and repair your GE microwave Oven. Does not apply to cheaper models.
OK So you have a GE microwave oven. It is not heating. I will help however, you need to know that there are things inside the microwave that if you touch it, it can kill you. If you do not possess the mechanical ability to avoid this is where you call the local repair company. I do not assume responsiblity for you or your actions. If you continue you do so at your own risk.
Now, with that being said I will go on. To test the higher end models, press the 7 and 8 number buttons on the keypad. In the display it will show a number. If the number is above 215 or below 15 then the humidity sensor it shorted out. You will need to take the model number and get the part according to the model. This is important to get the right one. It has to match the board. If the number is below 15 then it could be the smartboard as well. in order to replace the humidity sensor you will need to remove the cabinet. To do this you will need a phillips screw driver and a tamper proof bit t15. If you do not have this then you can use a small flat blade screwdriver. One that fits into the pionts of the indentation. UNPLUG THE UNIT BEFORE YOU BEGIN! Once you have removed the cabinet, set it aside. Do not touch the large cylinder that is silver and has wires attached to the end of it. It can kill you. Locate the humdity sensor on the left side of the microwave. It will look like a flat disk with holes in it with tabs on it and a silver coated wire. If this is not the kind you have the other type, also located on the left, will be a small device with a mesh thimble over one end. To remove this tyoe you must remove the securing plastic clip. It slides out and then you can unplug it, plug in the new one and reinstall the cabinet. Do not forget to reinstall the plastic clip that secures it. Now back to the disk type. Remove the old one from the tabs and screws that h
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